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Batch 19 - Coors Brewing Company

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Batch 19Batch 19

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BA SCORE
77
okay

1,013 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,013
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.81%
Wants: 19
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 05-04-2010)
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

clear golden color white half finger head. grainy hay like nose. tastes is dry biscuit, leafy hop, grainy mouthful, a bit of acidity, pretty big body for a smaller beer, not as clean as expected with a bit of flavor but nothing crazy. boring with some rough edges. feels nice in the mouth and has more flavor than your typical lager but it's bad example of a great lager in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 00:36:17 | More by jtierney89
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Sara

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-15-2013 00:11:22 | More by Sara
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-14-2013 21:53:48 | More by TheBishopco
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hosehead83

Ohio

2.78/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from an "old-timey" looking bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear antique gold in color, with a short, airy head of white foam.
Aroma-Faint pale malt
Taste-Right off-the-bat off-putting metallic note, pale malt. A couple of German specialty hops are listed on the bottle, but my taste buds are having a hard time finding their hiding place. Maybe Batch 20 will be better. Here's hoping.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 21:53:42 | More by hosehead83
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cavedave

New York

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Beautiful, clear gold, with a lasting finger of white fluff.

A slightly sour yeast aroma, with spicy and floral hop lightly sharing the bouquet with some sweet grain.

It tastes much better than the smell prepared me for, nice yeast and grainy sweet to start, balanced very well by the hops that come on at the end of the sip to leave a pleasant spice and floral taste. Balanced and clean. Nice.

Refreshing medium carb., easy drinking, with a clean and tasty finish.

Wish I could have had this available back in the day, tasty lager beer that is a cut above the regular BMC fare.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 00:32:57 | More by cavedave
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-13-2013 21:18:27 | More by OregonGrown7
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.4%

01-13-2013 18:55:32 | More by FeelinSurley
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-13-2013 18:44:07 | More by rcatalano
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TaylorK

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

01-13-2013 11:15:25 | More by TaylorK
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searsclone

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-13-2013 03:36:10 | More by searsclone
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fx20736

New York

3.59/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a glass, served at fridge temp.

handsome hue of amber with a solid thick offwhite head, nice lacing.

aroma of floral hops.

mouthfeel; yep.

flavor; malty without any adjuncts that I could perceive, spicy, grassy hoppiness that is balanced against the crystal malt with a slight spicy finish.

so this is a Coors product. first time I've ever bought one. it was an impulse buy at Wegmans. To be honest, it's not bad. could be a lawnmower beer for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 19:28:13 | More by fx20736
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tastymug

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

01-12-2013 13:49:58 | More by tastymug
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Riverared

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-11-2013 21:26:54 | More by Riverared
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-11-2013 02:36:58 | More by tbryan5
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a rusty golden-amber color. Brilliant clarity. Two fingers of a bone white, wet and creamy head retain very well. A thin, fine-bubbled layer of lacing blankets the glass. High marks for appearance.

S: Sweet corn and a light grainy scent. Bready and doughy yeast. Grassy hops. Fairly straightforward, but actually quite appealing on the nose.

T: Sweet corn, bready and toasted grain. Light caramel. Slight touch of doughy yeast. Zing of herbal hops mid-palate is reminiscent of thyme. Herbal hop character builds and shifts a little. Very clean. Dry cereal grains lead into the finish and close it out nicely along with a fading herbal hop presence.

M: Medium bodied. Nice presence in the mouth; slight firmness, ultra creamy. Moderate scrubbing carbonation. Very smooth.

O: As much as many beer aficionados love to bash BMC products, there's really nothing to hate here. This is a nicely done beer all around. It's straightforward and simple enough, but it doesn't hold back. There's some real malt character and hop taste to it. For once it seems that Coors isn't totally pandering to the lowest common denominator by making a safe but lifeless beer. Batch 19 may be the game changer. This beer can compete.

Notes: The branding seems to be piggybacking on what some craft brands are already doing, namely Brooklyn (see Brooklyn Lager and its pre-prohibition plug) and Pretty Things (the historical recipes series). They also seem to be trying to tap into that rebellious craft beer spirit. Mixing in a little bit of that old-timey throwback feel too. It works though. It'll be interesting to see how this sells down the line and where they go with it.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 01:22:58 | More by ryan1788a5
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dmk91

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-10-2013 23:59:56 | More by dmk91
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Twan22

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-10-2013 03:37:17 | More by Twan22
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menacho1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-09-2013 23:29:42 | More by menacho1
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.56/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle displays what appears to be a best by date: May 27, 2013.

Poured into a pokal glass. Pours copper with a thick, slowly dissipating white head. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass. The beer has a bready and sweet smell from the malt. The hops bring some grassy and citrus notes in the nose. The flavor is of bread with those grassy hops that add some nice bitterness and balance to this beer. I also get some of those citrus hop flavors and not as much corn flavor one would find in regular Coors. This is to be expected because there is much less corn used in this recipe than in regular Coors. There is some caramel sweetness that opens up during consumption as well. The body is light to medium with moderate carbonation. The beer finishes crisp and the drinkability is high. This is an excellent beer. The big boys aren't sitting tight in this market and this throwback recipe is an example of what they are capable of brewing.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 22:27:15 | More by acevenom
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

COORS : batch 19

Pre-prohibition Style Lager

LOOK: Pours a bright gold color with a chill haze. Frothy white head forms and leaves plenty of lacework on the pint glass. Good retention, but hazy for the style. Most if not all of pre-prohibition lagers were unfiltered, so at least this is historically forgivable.

SMELL: Ultra clean grain, menthol like hops smell that is medicinal and even soothing to the nostril. A bit of corn on the back end.

TASTE: Clean grainy malt flavor, mild leafy hops and a minute bitterness. A touch of earth and faint pine. Even getting a bit of wheat from this, but it could be the corn and possible rice playing tricks on me. It is one of the cleaner examples of this style I've had to date.

FEEL: Light to light-medium bodied brew, a bit of thickness to it for an American adjunct lager.

OVERALL: A stylistically exceptional lager that is very clean and well defined. Super refreshing, Coors should replace all of their standard products with this, most of their customers wouldn't notice the difference, but BeerAdvocates certainly would.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 00:51:37 | More by Stinkypuss
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz on tap for $3 at Sugarbush Tavern in Chesterfield Twp., Michigan.

Appearance: Came a pretty nice brownish color with a decent head. There was minimal lacing, and there was virtually none by the time I hit the bottom.

Smell: A corny, malty, adjunct smell, but MUCH better than what I'm used to from the style.

Taste/feel: Well above anything else I've had from the style. There's some of that adjunct in the flavor, but the malt is much more pleasant than what I'm used to. The feel is also nice, as it's smooth and easy drinking. At 5.5% ABV and without any offensive flavors or smells, this is a VERY good choice if you have the option ... especially for the price. Far and away the best of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2013 04:21:26 | More by Alextricity
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mac10thmtn


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

01-08-2013 04:09:40 | More by mac10thmtn
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-08-2013 03:22:17 | More by warpedrevolution
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3%

01-08-2013 02:57:35 | More by jmccullough108
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Hoagie1973

New York

4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

01-07-2013 20:00:45 | More by Hoagie1973
Batch 19 from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 1,013 ratings.